Newsletter – University of Bradford

Academic Sessions

We have lots of academic sessions coming up next week and they are a fantastic way to find out more about lots of different subjects and to help your students think about what they might want to study at university.

Below are our next few academic sessions. Please visit our webinars webpage for a huge list, covering all faculties.

23 June: The role of finance in economic development and recovery (10-11 AM)

This session provides an overview of the role of finance in economic development strategies and in post Covid19 recovery plans.

You can register here

23 June: Tracking Transmission: Evaluating Epidemics and Tracing Contacts (2-3 PM)

When a disease like Covid-19 or Tuberculosis spreads in a population, how do we track those cases and stop transmissions? What is incidence and prevalence and herd immunity? We take a journey through epidemiology, the study of disease distributions, from its origins at a water pump in Soho, London to the current-day use of DNA and mobile phones. 

You can register here

23 June: An introduction to studying Midwifery, Nursing and the Allied Health Professions (hosted by unitaster days)

A chance to find out more about some of interesting health professions. You can register here

24 June: Business Managers in a Digital Age (12:30-1:30 PM)

This interactive session will help students understand some of the key and most recent trends in business and management, with a particular focus on the skills needed for future business managers. During the session, we will present real-world examples of how organisations are adapting to thrive in an ever-changing digital marketplace and how our course is future-proofing our graduates for a successful career in the digital age. 

You can register here

24 June: What Keeps You Sharp? (2-3 PM)

Have you ever wondered how we measure thinking skills such as memory, attention and processing speed? How these thinking skills are influenced by age? Join this session for a hands-on experience completing some interesting tasks. 

You can register here

Thinking about studying nursing?

Take a look at a video by one of our adult nursing lecturers here

Post 16 Activity

23 June: UCAS and Personal Statements (3:30-4:30 PM)

This session will begin with an introduction to the UCAS application process, before beginning to look at top tips for your personal statement and giving you a chance to ask questions.

You can register here

25 June: UCAS and Personal Statements for Health Courses (3:30–4:30 PM)

This session will begin with an introduction to the UCAS application process, before beginning to look at top tips for your personal statement, specifically for those looking to apply to health courses. 

You can register here

Progression Scheme

The University of Bradford Progression Scheme is designed to benefit undergraduate applicants whose personal and educational circumstances mean they could be less likely to receive an offer based on our standard entry criteria.

If you are eligible for the progression scheme, some of our webinars will include a short question related to the topic for you to go away and answer and return via email.

Following the receipt of this email, this will count as attendance at one of the two-outreach workshops. Pleased note this is only for selected webinars, for full details: Progression Scheme Webinars

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics in association with the University Gender Staff Forum and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team are hosting a virtual event, which is taking place on Tuesday 23rd June from 2pm-3.30pm.  There will be a number of female speakers to share stories about working in the engineering industry.  Dr Elaine Brown is opening the event, Professor Udy Archibong will be chairing the session and there will be a Q&A session at the end. 

The panel members are:

Dr Mai Elshehaly (Lecturer in Computer Science, at the University of Bradford)

Sarah Haslam (Chief Program Engineer at Ford and University Alumni)

Sohila Jalilian (Senior Official Control Auditor at Food Standard Agency and University Alumni)

Orla Murphy (Engineering Quality Transformation Manager at Jaguar Land Rover and University Alumni)

Saskia Lear (Engineer at ARUP and University Alumni)

Sabina Nizamuddin (Head of Environmental Science at HS2)

Dr Liz Sackett (Lecturer in Engineering, Swansea University)

Stephanie Travers (Petronas Trackside Fluid Engineer at Formula 1 and University Alumni)

To register  to attend, please follow this link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-women-in-engineering-day-tickets-109662998982

Please do contact me with any questions you may have and/or direct students to contact me directly with questions regarding their UCAS application.

Twitter

The Recruitment and Outreach team are pleased to announce that we have launched our own twitter account @UniBradOutreach, so we can keep you in touch with our activities and how we can support you and your students, both now and in the future.

Applying this year?

UCAS Extra remains open until 5th July for applicants who have used all their five choices and are not currently holding any offers. This could provide an opportunity for your students to consider an alternative course choice or perhaps a university nearer home.

Applicants who have no yet applied in this cycle can still make a main scheme application until 30 June, so there is still plenty of time to research higher education options online, to apply for 2020 entry and to secure a place before clearing.